Assassin's Creed Unity Details: Getting Introduced To Three Of The Many Districts Of Revolutionary Paris

By Connor Sears , Updated Nov 03, 2014 06:08 PM EST
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The city of Paris of Assassin's Creed Unity is not a single setting. The map contains many unique districts that are separated by both the architectural style of their buildings and the types of AI models that mill around in the streets. With Unity's release date just more than a week away, here are some details about three of the districts Arno will be able to explore on the 11th.

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Le Marais

Le Marais is a historic district of Paris, and the name is still used today to describe the area. During the Revolution, this posh district was the center for the Parisian aristocracy. In Unity, Arno will be able to traipse around huge villas and wide, blooming gardens as he focuses his blade on the less than reputable members of France's elite.

Ventre de Paris

This "belly of Paris" is a powder keg ready to be ignited at any time by a spark of revolution. In the Ventre de Paris, commoners rally to publicly voice their displeasure with the status quo as they steel themselves for the bloodbaths that will inevitably come down the road to revolt. There's little sense of order in these crowds. Arno will have a tricky time navigating through these masses of people to get to his target unless he takes to the empty rooftops. Then again, a throng of outraged citizens is the perfect hiding spot. No one ever sees that one blade in the crowd of thousands.

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Île de la Cité

One of the two islands that sit in the middle of the Seine, the Île de la Cité houses perhaps one of Paris' most iconic buildings: Notre Dame. During the revolution, however, the island takes on a morbid new association. Standing in the square in front of the cathedral is a guillotine, symbol of the revolution and a constant reminder of what awaits those who disagree with whatever group happens to be in power. Unity's in-game recreation of Notre Dame is impressive, and players will likely want to set some time aside to head over to this district and see the cathedral for themselves.

Assassin's Creed Unity will hit the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 11.

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